The community has been good to Delaware Nature Society (DelNature) and we want to return the favor with ideas and tips that help you enjoy the healing power of nature while social distancing.
Our COVID Promise: The goal of all our programs and camps is to ensure all our participants have a fun, informative, and safe outdoor experience. DelNature is taking a conservative approach to relaxing our COVID protocols due to a significant portion of our program participants have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated. To provide the safest environment possible, and in consideration of the state requirements for children’s summer camp programming, we are still requiring masks and social distancing in a variety of programs and delivery location. Vaccinated adults may remove their masks for outdoor programming when social distancing is possible. We will continue to update these policies as circumstances change.
8 Fun Outdoor Activities for Adults and Families
1) Upcoming Nature Programs
2) Visit our trails at Ashland, DEEC, and Abbott’s Mill
Hike rolling hills, forests, marshes, and bubbling creeks at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center in Milford and Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin. Get more ideas for habitat exploration activities at Ashland.
Walk the pond loop and gardens at DuPont Environmental Education Center on Wilmington’s Riverfront and bike or walk Jack A. Markell Trail.
3) Spring Native Plant Sale 2021: Hope Blooms
Online Sale Days: May 2 – 3
Upstate and Downstate Plant Pick Up Options: May 13 – 15
Special Membership Benefits
Photo by Clark’s Captures
The Market at Coverdale (with a new spin on CSA)
Starting May 8, support sustainable farming and shop local for a lower carbon footprint! Introducing our new market (everyone can shop) and our new spin on our traditional CSA program. Eat well and feel good with produce and eggs fresh from our farm alongside a curated selection of local and regional products.
5) Help Keep Our Water Clean
Clean waterways improve health for people, wildlife, and pets. Much of Delaware’s waterway pollution comes from our homes and yards!
- Scoop the Poop
- Garden for Water and Wildlife
- Only Rain Down the Storm Drain
- Reduce Household Chemicals
- Cease the Grease
- Pledge now!
6) Help Nature Research
Download the iNaturalist app (or Seek by iNaturalist app for kids) to your phone and snap photos of plants and animals and submit it to the site. See if others agree with your sighting submission, and research the life histories of the plants and animals you find in your yard and local parks.
At Ashland, Abbott’s, or DEEC? When you use iNaturalist at these locations, you’re helping our biodiversity study project! Check out our Ashland iNaturalist, DEEC iNaturalist, and Abbott’s iNaturalist pages.
7) Start Your Spring Garden with Wildlife-helping Plants
Now is the time to prep your garden for spring and think about how you can help pollinators, birds, and wildlife.
Learn how to combat the spread of non-native species.
8) More Fun Outdoor Activities In Your Yard or at a Park
Learn to identify animal tracks, trees, and birds. Go on a scavenger hunt! Check out these and other activities to do outside!